Ms. Benson was a database developer, then she was an elementary school computer lab teacher. Presently, she is combining what she learned in teaching, and with her expertise in software development. She advises, volunteers, advocates and provides training for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.
She is founder and CEO of an organization called Immersive STEAM, an organization dedicated to promoting rigorous Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics (STEAM) experiences for students. Currently, she travels across the state as a professional developer for Code.org, Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and the Maryland Center for Computing Education (MCCE). She also engages in philanthropy to increase the quality, quantity, and diversity of the STEM pipeline. Additionally, she is on the board of Let’s Go Boys and Girls.
Before founding Immersive STEAM, she spent 17 years teaching in three Baltimore County Public Schools (Hawthorne Elementary, Vincent Farm Elementary, and Relay Elementary). Prior to becoming a teacher, she was a software developer with Versar, Inc. for 15 years.